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Old 08-23-2010, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: how does each part of the taper affect line behavior?

I'm sounding like a broken record because I keep mentioning the term "delivery system." The rod and line is that. A rod with a short head heavy line will throw bulky popper fairly easily in short to medium distances. A rod with a longer and slender head won't throw out that same fly well at all, but it will throw a sparse bonefish fly 80 feet easily.

You could look at a Rio Tropical Clouser Taper. It has some extra mass in the head for turning over larger flies. It also has a longer and slender rear body for aerodynamics.

Just another thought. Get help with your casting. Subtle corrections could make a difference in your distance casting.

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